In any season, there are usually a predominant trend and other smaller sub-trends that emerges from the runway. One such trend is the Goth Glam style seen in Riccardo Tisci Victorian Chola gang inspired style at Givenchy (1). Today I wanted to combine two trends together to demonstrate a more classy and glamouraize version of the "goth chick". Now I would never say I am a "bad girl" or "goth" in any way, but once and awhile I think it's OK to step out of your comfort zone and embrace your inner dark side (2).
I think when people hear "goth" they envision dark clothes, pale skin, piercings and lots of tattoos! It is definitely a style that a lot of people would be afraid to try. However when I interpret goth, I mix small elements of this trend to make it more wearable and contemporary. To achieve the "glam" in the "goth", I selected a studded leather jacket and this statement fringe suede skirt to add drama into the outfit. Fringe skirts are really a must this season and can be seen on everyone and everywhere. I was especially drawn to this midi silhouette due to its playfulness and sexiness. It is elegant due to its length and sexy because it shows just the right amount of skin and leg. To infuse the predominant 70's trend, I added a purple hued checked ruffle shirt to keep it casual and slightly more colorful.
For accessories, I wanted to keep everything sleek and sophisticated so I incorporated a skinny black scarf which I'm loving at the moment, a quilted simple black clutch and studded heels. I got these ankle-strap heels years ago from Zara and I was attracted to its subtle spike and gold detail. They are comfortable to walk in for miles and gives just the right amount of edge for a black ensemble. To finish off the look, I added a pair of round studded gunmetal earrings, small enough where it is demure but large enough to standout against my round face shape. I often find it hard to wear smaller earrings as it gets lost but these are perfect as they are glam and a little naughty.
Thanks for reading and if you want to keep it classy but still a little dangerous, give this outfit a try for a romantic dinner date. As always don't forget to comment, share and like my post on Twitter, Instagram and now Facebook. Until next time stay chic and glam- xoxo Spirit!
Jacket: Zara (old)
Shirt: Zara (currently online)
Skirt Zara (currently online)
Shoes: Zara (old)
Purse: Miu Miu (netaporter)
Earrings: Violet (Blue Ruby stores)
Scarf: Zara (currently online)
(1) Rubini, Melissa et al (2015) "Lady Danger" Instyle Magazine p. 294-295. September issue
(2) "Glam Goth" People Style Watch. p. 224=225 September 2015
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